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A premium offering right from the start, Google upped the game with this year’s offering. Partnering for the first time with Huawei, Google launched the perfect sequel to the Nexus 6. Featuring a Snapdragon 810 v2 chipset with 3GB of RAM, 12.3 MP camera, fingerprint reader and 3450 mAh Li-Po battery, the new Nexus features the perfect balance of high-end features, premium look and a great software experience with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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How a smartphone battery works

Let us start with the basics, shall we? Your Huawei Nexus 6P comes with a Lithium-Polymer battery. Lithium-Polymer batteries have an inherent deficiency in low voltages, and actually drain faster when charged over 90% and go below 20%. While these statistics are up for debate, your phone battery life will work optimally when charged between 20% and 90%, instead of fully charging and draining the battery.

  1. Using a Dark-Coloured Wallpaper and Theme

Your Huawei Nexus 6P comes with an AMOLED touchscreen, where it is best to use a dark-coloured background. AMOLED screens only illuminate coloured pixels, while black pixels stay unlit. Dark wallpapers ensure lesser number of pixels being lit, hence less battery power required to light them up. Likewise, a dark-coloured theme, such as the default Android Marshmallow theme will also ensure that lesser pixels are illuminated.

  1. Using Lock Screen Notifications

Lock screen notifications help to conserve a lot of battery life, since they let you view only a tiny part of the screen without switching the whole screen on. This is particularly useful when you receive a lot of notifications such as spam SMS. Lock screen notifications are available by default on the new Nexus 6P.

  1. Using Shorter Screen Time-Out

If you want to conserve on power, a shorter screen time-out on your Nexus 6P will go a long way. From a practical standpoint, it makes more sense, since it ensures that the screen is turned on for a short period of time. The most practical time is between 15 and 30 seconds. Anything greater will keep your screen on for extended periods of time, straining the battery.

  1. Manually Controlling Screen Brightness

The Auto Screen brightness feature is a nice functionality, but in reality, it is way brighter than necessary. Since the screen consumes most of the battery, manually controlling it to a low level, and then changing as required will ensure superior battery life.

  1. Turning Off Additional Connectivity Features

It is best to turn off GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G data connectivity when not using them. Location data and services is a great battery hog, since they constantly sync your location, either over the data connection, or via the GPS.

  1. Using Doze

The latest iteration of Android comes with a unique feature called Doze. The feature activates a hibernation mode when the phone has not been used for a prolonged period of time. It severely checks the wastage of power, letting your phone lose only 5% of its battery life, instead of the normal 20-25%. All apps are not forced to use this new technology, but you can check which ones support the feature.

  1. Disable Auto Sync

Disable Auto Sync for your Google account. Auto sync turns on your app in the background to sync data at a set interval, usually 15 minutes. Unless it is important to have Auto Sync enabled to receive critical information, it is best to disable the system to preserve some more juice in your battery. Most apps let you manually refresh data when you launch them, instead of doing the same multiple times throughout the day. For apps such as Calendar, the system lets you downloads the data when you open it, and notifies you at the appropriate time.

  1. Use Battery Saving Apps

There are multiple apps like Greenify, which helps to automate the process of enhancing battery modes. It analyzes misbehaving apps and then hibernates them, preventing them from slowing down the phone, and draining the battery without losing functionality.

  1. Disable Google Voice Search

The “OK, Google” voice search feature is one of the coolest features in your Nexus 6P. However, it can play havoc with your battery life, particularly if you use it rarely. You can go to Google Settings from the app drawer and disable it.

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Finally the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been officially unleashed and the hustle has started all over the globe to get this awesome update as soon as possible. The different premium Android device manufacturers have started the pre-flow process and this update is about to get unloaded all over the world within due course of time. This update being the major one might take extra bit of time to sort out and release for different firms.
The curiosity of people all over about the fact that whether their Smartphone’s and tablets will be provided with this update are not has gone intense. So, summing up all the data and reports received so far, here we have got a special list of devices from each developer to get confirmed Android 5.0 lollipop update.
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Check list for All Android 5.0 Lollipop Device update

1. List of Samsung devices: So far there’s no talk from Samsung but according to sources, Android 5.0 update will be available to Galaxy S5 in the month of December around the future past days of Christmas. The other devices expected to get the update are Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Samsung Galaxy Alpha. However there is no reporting about the mid rangers yet.

2. List of Sony devices: Congratulations to Sony Xperia Z range of Smartphone owners, all the premium Smartphone’s and tablets will be getting this Android 5.0 Lollipop update soon.

Smartphone’s: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1 compact, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Ultra, Xperia Z, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3V and Xperia Z3 compact.

Tablets: Tablet Z, Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 tablet, Z3 Tablet compact and Z Ultra.

3. List of LG devices: After a moment of silence LG has given an official announcement about the Android 5.0 update to be received by LG G3 users before the end of 2014. It’s not official but the expected LG devices who will probably be getting updated are LG G Pro 2, G Flex and G3 beat.

4. List of Nexus devices: As officially announced by Google, the Android 5.0 Lollipop will be first flaunted in their own Nexus 6 Smartphone and Nexus 9 tablets. These lucky Smartphone owners will taste the Lollipop first. The other confirmed Nexus devices to grab it will be Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 tablet.

5. List of HTC devices: HTC being the Google’s associate in developing Nexus 9 tablet will also be sharing an early hand in receiving this update. According to HTC’s latest 90 days countdown HTC one and HTC one M8 will be getting this Lollipop first within coming 90 days. A wide range of HTC’s premium Smartphone does will get the update among which firstly HTC one M7 and M8 Google Play Edition will be the first ones to grab it. The rest of the Smartphone’s are Desire Eye, One M8 dual SIM, Butterfly S, One E8, and One E8 dual SIM, One Max, One Mini will be getting upgraded next year between in the months of March, April and May.

6. List of Motorola devices: Motorola has also been the co worker of Google for developing Nexus 6 and is in close contact with this upgrade. So, soon enough Motorola will get upgrades on Moto X 1st and 2nd Gen., 4G LTE versions of Moto G and Moto E. However within a good period of unknown time, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini will be also getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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Nexus 5 is one of the latest smart phones launched by Google Company. It is a very nice phone and has got all the latest features that a smart phone should have. But the only problem that is being faced sometimes is the Wi-Fi connectivity issue.

Though the smart phone is perfect in every sense but sometimes while connecting with Wi-Fi an error comes up and users are not able to connect to the internet. Here are some important steps that can be followed for solving Wi-Fi problems with nexus 5.

Seek help with airplane mode

This is one of the most basic and easiest steps to perform. All you need to do is to go to the airplane mode and then switch it off. After 10 seconds turn it back on and you will see that the Wi-Fi will automatically gets connected.

Explore some internet settings

If the above mentioned step doesn’t work then you need to go to the settings and tap on the wireless and networks option. After that tap on the Wi-Fi option and select the network name. The smart phone will automatically search for the network which is available and you will be able to connect to the internet.

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You may also need to check the Wi-Fi router

There are many times there is some problem with the Wi-Fi router and for that you need to check with the user manual provided with the router. You can read the manual instructions carefully and check if something is missing.

If you can check the firm-ware settings then it is also good. Sometimes it is little difficult to check these settings and you can contact any of your nearest router dealer and get the settings corrected. You will see that after the firm-ware settings get corrected there won’t be any issue with the Wi-Fi connectivity.

Sometimes resetting the router can solve many problems

There are many problems that can be solved just by resetting the router. In order to reset the router all you need to do is to switch off the power supply to the router and then switch it back on after 10 to 15 seconds. You will see your smart phone catching Wi-Fi signal after that.

Sometimes the audio frequency settings also interfere with Wi-Fi settings and hence always select the 2.4 GHz only in the Advanced/ Wi-Fi Frequency band option.

Do not select the avoid poor connections options

Sometimes avoid poor connections option gets checked as a result the weak Wi-Fi connection does not get connected. You need to make sure that this option is unchecked and your smart phone receives weak signals. There are many weak signal areas and as a result these weak signal areas are connected with your phone and you are able to connect to the internet.

All of these above mentioned steps are tried and tested. These steps have proved to be extremely beneficial if Nexus 5 encounters any sort of Wi-Fi connectivity problem.

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Google has recently announced their financial results for forth quarter and according to result they got 99% revenue hike in non-advertising business. Their non-advertising business includes hardware and Play Store rest of their Revenues reaches to $1.65 billion in Q4 2013. This figure was $829 million in last quarter of 2012. There are other sources from where Google get its revenue like showing advertisements on their search engines and partner sites. Revenue made from such advertisement is outside Google’s core business. Such revenues have got very small contribution in Google’s total revenue. According to Google’s report, there is only 10 percent contribution in overall revenue but still Google said that they are satisfied with their business performance.

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Nikesh Arora, Google’s senior VP and chief business officer took a brief look on contribution of google’s hardware products and said that Chromecast and Nexus 5 performed well in holidays that took their revenue high. Other than google’s hardware products, Arora also commented on Play Store performance. There are many users who signed up with company’s new payment system “Wallet” and it leads to increased interest in downloading applications and media from Google’s digital store.

You might be thinking that Nest will aid in the Nexus hardware lineups but that is not true. Patrick Pichette, Google CFO said that aim of acquisition is to assist nest to boost their market worldwide. So we cannot expect some Nest-ified slates or phones anytime soon.